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  • Commentary: Twin Nightmares of Deflation and 'Double Dip' Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    In the present circumstances, analysts tell me the weaker dollar is probably 'good' for most Americans. We are battling the power of two nightmares: double dip and deflation.

  • Progress in Europe? Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 1:02 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    This time of September is always one of the busiest but most exciting times of the year as fall in New York kicks off with a decidedly international flavor. Last week, New York was home to two important events: the opening of debate at the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

  • NYSE trader

    Traders are watching the slow drip of economic data for the next catalyst that could jolt the market out of its doldrums — in either direction.

  • Busch: European Sovereign Animal House Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    aBSTRACT FOR POST

  • Euro Survival 'Silly' Question: Ex-ECB Board Member Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 5:45 AM ET

    The question whether the single European currency will survive the current crisis is "silly", Otmar Issing, president of the Center for Financial Studies and a former ECB board member told CNBC.

  • Spain Debt Crisis 'Exaggerated': Prime Minister Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    Fault lines in Spain's fiscal health were "exaggerated" by markets, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC Wednesday, adding that a stiff set of austerity measures adopted by the country have already boosted investor confidence.

  • Debt Restructuring in Euro Zone Inevitable: Economists Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Demand Strong in Irish Debt Auctions; Yields Rise Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 5:48 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland's four- and eight-year sovereign bond auctions saw strong demand, pushing the euro higher versus the dollar.

  • Ireland Prepares for Make-or-Break Debt Auction Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland's auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country's banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday.

  • Irish Debt Trepidation Roils Markets - Again Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Irish stocks fell Friday, dragged down by weak banking shares while the cost of insuring the country's sovereign debt soared to a new record high after analyst comments brought the former Celtic tiger's banking sector problems back into the limelight.

  • Crescenzi: Central Banks and Gold Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    Gold

    An article published in the Financial Times Wednesday discusses a forecast by GFMS, a consultancy, which believes that the world’s central banks will purchase 15 tonnes of gold on a net basis this year, the first net purchase since 1988, according to GFMS. Central banks for a number of years have been liquidating their gold stockpiles in favor of holding paper currencies such as the U.S. dollar.

  • Young Greeks Seek Options Elsewhere Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:47 AM ET

    In two weeks, Alexandra Mallosi, 29, will be packing her bags and leaving the quiet Athens suburb of Holargos for Abu Dhabi to start a job as a hotel sales manager. It was not a tough decision, reports the New York Times.

  • Give Private Sector Chance to Innovate: Tony Blair Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Couldn't Have a Recession if We Tried: Economist Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    The global economy is in a weak recovery, but it's a recovery nonetheless and the world couldn't even talk itself into a recession, Paul Donavan, international economist at UBS, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Japan Conditions US and EU for Intervention Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET
    Japan prime minister Naoto Kan

    Japan has been conditioning the US and Europe for Tokyo’s potential intervention against the rising yen, according to Naoto Kan, prime minister.

  • Commentary: Irish Black Hole Remains a Mystery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The one thing they won’t tell me, or more accurately can't tell me is the one thing I came to Dublin to find out: just how big is the Irish banking black hole?

  • Will the Strong Swiss Franc Hurt Banks? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Swiss franc's safe-haven reputation helped it hit a new high against the euro, but the currency's strength risks hurting those who have relied on its vigor.

  • Halal Foods Expand Reach in France Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:57 AM ET

    For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

  • US Falls Down Competitiveness League Table Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:01 AM ET

    The United States fell two places to fourth position behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore in this year's World Economic Forum's "Global Competitiveness Report."

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